Applications for admission must first begin with the common application submitted to the American Medical College Applications Service (AMCAS).

The Duke Supplemental Application

  • Applications are received by AMCAS from late-July until October 15 at 11:59 pm EST.
  • Keep in mind once you submit your application to AMCAS, six to eight weeks may pass before it is verified. Verified applications are uploaded to the Duke University School of Medicine admissions office database.
  • After receiving the verified application materials from AMCAS, the Duke Admissions office will contact you via email and invite you to complete our online supplemental application.
  • The deadline for all completed supplementary applications is November 15 at 11:59 pm EST.
  • Once your application is submitted, you will not receive any further correspondence from our office regarding your status. To check if your application has been submitted or the status of your application, log in to your Duke Supplemental Application here: 
  • Your application materials will be evaluated holistically by two or more screeners to determine if a virtual interview will be offered.
  • If your application is considered for a virtual interview you will receive an email with further details.
  • Each applicant must submit a minimum four (4) letters of recommendations. We would prefer that the letters have a significant level of familiarity with the applicant, whether it is from the academic, research, clinical or community service environments.
  • Letters should not be a reiteration of academic achievements or course grades.
  • If your school submits a committee letter, this satisfies the four-letter rule. In other words, if you have a committee letter, you won't need to submit four letters of recommendation.
  • Letters should be on letterhead, dated and signed.
  • Letters must be received by the deadline of November 15th.